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CUPTL Board of Directors

Appointed by University Finance Committee

Mr Howard Jacobs (Chairman)

Howard Jacobs was appointed as Chairman in March 2014. Howard studied Law at Pembroke College, Cambridge and practiced as a solicitor for 25 years, specialising in employment and pensions law. Howard has held pension trustee roles with a number of major pension schemes including the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and the Woolworths Pension Scheme.

Appointed by University Council

Mr Steve Hutson

Steve Hutson was appointed in October 2015. He joined the University Finance Division in April 2008 as Assistant Director (Financial Operations) with responsibility for the main operational accounting areas including Financial Reporting. Prior to this he worked for News UK (formerly News International) where his last role was as Group Financial Controller.

He is a qualified accountant (FCCA) and a Trustee of the News International Pension & Life Assurance Plan for Senior Executives (NIPLAPSE).

Mr Donald Hearn

Donald Hearn was appointed in January 2003 shortly after becoming Bursar of Clare College having chaired the CPS Investments Committee since October 2002. Donald was Finance Director at the Royal Horticultural Society for 15 years. Following his retirement from Clare College in 2013 Donald continues to be actively involved with a number of charities, University Committees and pension schemes.

Mr Anthony Odgers

As the University’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr Odgers has oversight of all the institution’s assets, including Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Assessment, the Cambridge University Endowment Fund and the University’s technology transfer through Cambridge Enterprise. He also plays a leading role in developing new and existing areas of commercial activity, as well as the University’s long term strategic and financial plan. 

Previously, Mr Odgers, who is an alumnus of Gonville & Caius College, spent six years in a senior position in the oversight and management of the UK Government’s corporate and financial holdings and investments, playing a key role in the Government’s position as a shareholder in a number of its assets as well as in its commercial dealings with large companies and investors.

Prior to that, Mr Odgers had a 20-year career in investment banking spanning project finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and corporate restructuring.  This culminated in the role of Global Co-head of the Restructuring Advisory Group at Deutsche Bank – helping the bank’s clients manage the fallout of the financial crisis.

Mr Paul Stokes (Unite)

Paul Stokes is currently employed at the Department of Material Science & Metallurgy as a Mechanical Workshop Technician. Having been previously employed & trained at a number of firms, most of whom no longer exist. Paul joined the University nearly 30 years ago and almost immediately enrolled in the CPS. He is a Trade Union member and having been active in helping fellow Union members. Paul was elected as a Member Nominated Director in January 2002 by the Branch membership.

Mr Geoff Cross (Unison)

Geoff has been a trade union member since 1967 whilst a NHS employee and was a
Project Administrator with NALGO prior and subsequent to the merge which created UNISON.
Geoff Chaired the Cambridge branch of UNISON during the 1990s & 2000s whilst a Cambridge University employee. Geoff was appointed as a Member Nominated Director in December 2003 as positon he continues to hold following his retirement in 2006...

Appointed by Members

Mr Bill Galbraith – appointed by pensioner members

Bill was appointed in 2013. He was employed by Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) from 1993 and retired in 2012. Prior to working at OCR Bill had been General Manager of Johnson Press plc for 23 years. Bill also worked with American Express as an adviser on pensions and investments.

 

CUACPS Investments Committee

Mr Donald Hearn – Chair

Donald has chaired the CPS Investments Committee since October 2002. Donald was Finance Director at the Royal Horticultural Society for 15 years. Following his retirement from Clare College in 2013 Donald continues to be actively involved with a number of charities, University Committees and pension schemes.

Mr Howard Jacobs

Howard Jacobs was appointed as Chairman of the trustee in March 2014. Howard studied Law at Pembroke College, Cambridge and practiced as a solicitor for 25 years, specialising in employment at pensions law. Howard has held pension trustee roles with a number of major pension schemes including the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and the Woolworths Pension Scheme.

Mr Steve Hutson

Steve Hutson was appointed in October 2015. He joined the University Finance Division in April 2008 as Assistant Director (Financial Operations) with responsibility for the main operational accounting areas including Financial Reporting. Prior to this he worked for News UK (formerly News International) where his last role was as Group Financial Controller.

He is a qualified accountant (FCCA) and a Trustee of the News International Pension & Life Assurance Plan for Senior Executives (NIPLAPSE).

Mrs Natasha Landell-Mills

Mr David Hughes

Ms Lara Kennard

Mr Norman Cumming

Norman Cumming was appointed in March 2019.  He graduated with a First in Economics from Cambridge and has spent most of his career in investment management, including being Head of Fixed Income at UBS Global Asset Management and subsequently the founder of CR Global LLP.  He has also served as Trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee at UnLtd, the charity for social entrepreneurs; and continues to serve as a member of the Investment Committee of Clare College, and as a non-executive director of Starcrest Education.

 

 

Ill health committee

Mr Geoff Cross

Geoff has been a trade union member since 1967 whilst a NHS employee and was a
Project Administrator with NALGO prior and subsequent to the merge which created UNISON.
Geoff Chaired the Cambridge branch of UNISON during the 1990s & 2000s whilst a Cambridge University employee.

Mr Bill Galbraith

Bill was employed by Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) from 1993 and retired in 2012. Prior to working at OCR Bill had been General Manager of Johnson Press plc for 23 years. Bill also worked with American Express as an adviser on pensions and investments.

Mr Steve Hutson

Steve Hutson was appointed in October 2015. He joined the University Finance Division in April 2008 as Assistant Director (Financial Operations) with responsibility for the main operational accounting areas including Financial Reporting. Prior to this he worked for News UK (formerly News International) where his last role was as Group Financial Controller.

He is a qualified accountant (FCCA) and a Trustee of the News International Pension & Life Assurance Plan for Senior Executives (NIPLAPSE).